While I was able to get some play-by-post games running in 2020, they both crashed to a halt this past year. No gaming whatsoever that wasn’t pure data-driven playtesting. And when you work on something you love yet never get to enjoy it… well, you start to wonder if the big space octopus in the sky is trying to tell you something.
Yet this show and this community have kept me engaged in the conversation and has helped me stay afloat. Ah, screw it. I’m just gonna say it. I’ve been depressed this year. Big time. While there have been some amazing changes to my life as far as my career and family goes, it’s also featured a few swift kicks to the nuts. One of those kicks has even bled into my game design and has triggered a re-evaluation of what I’m trying to achieve in my work. But that’s another topic altogether.
This forum and podcast have kept me sane… or sane-r. They’ve been a constant reminder that I’m not completely out of the loop. Thank you, everyone, for keeping me in touch with any other reality than my own.
Happy holidays, BSers!!